SCC’s commitment to building a more inclusive and welcoming environment is directed by several individuals and a Diversity Committee.
- The Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Mitzi Kennedy, provides leadership, coordination and reporting for college-wide efforts to strategically advance and promote diversity.
- Ricki Walters is the Regional Diversity Investigator and Trainer, a shared position with three other institutions within the Minnesota Colleges and University System. Ms. Walters investigates harassment and discrimination claims made by students and employees. She also provides training on various topics including prevention of discrimination, sexual harassment, and other topics as requested.
- Marilyn Weber is the Director of Disability Services. Ms. Weber serves as an advocate for students with disabilities and coordinates academic accommodations.
- The Diversity Committee, comprised of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, supports diversity initiatives, provides advocacy to those with questions and concerns, and offers guidance to the President on matters of diversity.
The Chief Diversity Officer, the Diversity Investigator and Trainer, the Director of Human Resources, a representative from Disability Services, and the Diversity Committee collaborate to create and carry out a multi-year diversity plan, investigate and recommend events and training opportunities, and provide advocacy and guidance.